Enter The Garden of Eden

 Do you have an interest in learning or going back to the basics?
"Artmaking is making the invisible, visible" - Marcel Duchamp


Entering the Garden of Eden leads you into 7 workshops specifically designed for anyone, irrelevant of talent, technical skill, or ability. You will be taught practical knowledge and gain confidence in applying the 7 Elements of Art to all your creative pursuits in a non-judgemental and fun environment.  You will develop your very own unique individual mark making signature and come to truly appreciate both your work and your-self.


The 7 Elements of Art

1st Series of Workshops 2019

2nd Series of Workshops 2019

Workshop 1: LINE

23rd March 2019

27th July 2019

Workshop 2: SHAPE

4th May 2019

10th Aug 2019

Workshop 3: SPACE

18th May 2019

24th Aug 2019

Workshop 4: VALUE

1st June 2019

7th Sept 2019

Workshop 5: FORM

15th June 2019

28th Sept 2019

Workshop 6: TEXTURE

29th June 2019

12th Oct 2019

Workshop 7: COLOUR

13th July2019

26th Oct 2019

Each 31/2-hr workshop will be held on Saturday mornings (10:45am – 2:30pm) at a cost of $30/per workshop, or a one-off payment at a 10% discounted rate for $189 for all seven workshops.

 Start your very own new journey into creativity

Bring yourself, and whatever mark making materials you have. If you do not have any materials, starter packs are available from me for $25.

Yes please, I would like a starter pack:         email me: ttowelgallery@bigpond.net.au

 Starter Pack:
• A4 Journal Sketch Book
• 5 x Pencils = HB, 2B, 4B, 6B and 8B
• Charcoal Sticks – 2 x Willow sticks, 2B hard, 4B medium and 6B soft.
• Faber-Castell PVC-free Eraser
• Faber-Castell Kneadable Eraser Grey
• Pastel & Charcoal Blenders x 1 large, 1 x small
• 2 x Fine liners -  0.8mm x 1 and 1.5mm x 1


L I N E - S H A P E - S P A C E - V A L U E - F O R M - T E X T U R E - C O L O U R

 L  I  N  E

The most fundamental mark making element used in every other element of the art making process. These Workshops explore "line" and discover how it can be used in its most simple form and expanded upon to create complex drawings, compositions and sculpture.

S  H  A  P  E

These workshops teach us to distinguish & recognise shape in everything we see, from the most basic to most complex objects or life forms. Learning this basic skill gives a foundation to build upon in transforming basic sketches into realistic art works. You will be surprised at how much this skill inspires & gives confidence to tackle many varied projects and/or art mediums.


S  P  A  C  E

Understanding SPACE and the relationships things have with each other goes towards creating impressive compositions. It also delivers a great tool for the artist to express their intention, to create ‘atmosphere’ and/or ‘impact’ in image making.

Understanding Negative SPACE, positive SPACE, Distance, Perspective, and learning the many tips, tricks and techniques to give the ‘illusion of space’ or ‘statement’ adds boldness, confidence and strength in artworks.


V  A  L  U  E

“VALUE” dramatically enhances or detracts in image making. It helps define form, create spatial and atmospheric illusions, textures, contrasts & many other effects in confident artwork. This workshop gives participants a clear understanding of this fundamental concept, and how to apply it. It gives a guaranteed sense of achievement in reaching any artistic goal whilst adding a real sense of confidence and value to any artwork.

F  O  R  M

Everything has FORM. In this workshop we explore a dynamic world of art making experiences, whilst discovering a plethora of recyclable materials in order to understand the concept of FORM through sculpture.  In addition, we learn the skill of creating 3 dimensional forms on 2dimensional planes. We touch on analytical FORM, a skill describing the elements and principles of art working together, all giving a greater understanding to both making art and art appreciation.


T  E  X  T  U  R  E

This workshop discovers the joy of visually translating the ‘fascinating world of tactile textures’ and/or adding an actual tangible quality into or onto our art. Using mediums and clever techniques learnt in the elements of art thus far covered, we create an assortment of textured aesthetics from which we can draw upon to add to the mood, feel or look of our artistic objectives, resulting in a real ‘wow’ factor.


C  O  L  O  U  R

Looking at the colour wheel we learn basic colour theory. We look at how light, shadow, reflections and other factors affect colour and why these factors need consideration when colour mixing.  We delve a little into the meanings and perceptions of colour, and how colour can communicate various messages and moods in our work. Understanding this element willhone our observational skills and give greater confidence in realizing artistic ideas.